Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Ambient (preferred) - 14 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3
Provides both IgM and IgG Line blot results. Increased specificity reduces cross-reactivity from other spirochetes. Detect and analyze antibodies against specific B burgdorferi proteins. The sensitivity of a Line blot assay by itself is not sufficient to assess Lyme infection adequately. Both EIA and Line blot tests should be performed.